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  • Australia wants more Olympic money after Rio flop

    Australia's top sports funding authority has defended its record in the wake of the nation's worst Olympic haul in 24 years and called for more money to bridge the gap at elite international events. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and its funding programme 'Winning Edge' have been under fire since Rio, where the country's total of eight golds and 29 medals was well below expectations. 'Winning Edge', introduced after the London Games in the wake of a similarly disappointing haul, has long proven contentious in Australia for giving more funding to sports deemed to have better medal prospects at the expense of lower-profile disciplines. More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Sport-Australia wants more Olympic money after Rio flop

    Australia's top sports funding authority has defended its record in the wake of the nation's worst Olympic haul in 24 years and called for more money to bridge the gap at elite international events. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and its funding programme 'Winning Edge' have been under fire since Rio, where the country's total of eight golds and 29 medals was well below expectations. 'Winning Edge', introduced after the London Games in the wake of a similarly disappointing haul, has long proven contentious in Australia for giving more funding to sports deemed to have better medal prospects at the expense of lower-profile disciplines. More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • U.S. Open tennis 2016: Garbine Muguruza upset in second round

    U.S. Open tennis 2016: Garbine Muguruza upset in second round

    Garbine Muguruza's poor form continued, but Angelique Kerber progressed to the U.S. Open third round. More »

    Sporting News - 2 hours 19 minutes ago
  • Michael Phelps declares son, Boomer, a future Michigan Wolverine

    Michael Phelps declares son, Boomer, a future Michigan Wolverine

    Despite nominal ties to the University of Oklahoma, Boomer Phelps is actually headed to the University of Michigan, says his dad. More »

    Sporting News - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • U.S. Open 2016: Garbine Muguruza upset in second round

    U.S. Open 2016: Garbine Muguruza upset in second round

    Garbine Muguruza's poor end to the year continued, but Angelique Kerber progressed to the U.S. Open third round. More »

    Sporting News - 3 hours ago